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  1. According to the insurance which has come off the v5 it is a Citroen dispatch combi hdi
  2. If I had the v5 I'd know. I know it's taxed as plg and is considered a car by the insurance. I think it should say dispatch Combi and pretty much guarantee that's what it will say.
  3. Well, the time has come to punt on the DIspatch. We've owned it since February 2013, when we bought it a week before we moved house. It's been a useful bit of kit ever since but a bigger van will be taking its parking space soon. It has never let us down and only twice had a Failure to Proceed that has caused its recovery to home, neither of which was engine-related. We bought it at 185000 miles and she's on 218000 now. Genuinely uncommon van which is taxed as a car so has the benefit of car insurance. You can fit a bike or two in the back with the seat folded forward. Carries 700kg comfortably. Located in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. So, the details! MoT'd till mid January 2017 218,000 miles and rising 2005 2.0HDi turbo (110bhp) towbar (electrics worked last time I used it). Good points: four good tyres (all van tyres) MoT till January Six seats (three in front and three in back) Rear seat removable All six headrests (well, you may find this important, I found one a pain and always had it removed so I could see out the rear doors) Bad points: Log book missing but registered in wife's name - reliably informed it costs £25 to get a new V5 but change of owner should be free. One key - opens all doors apart from rear passenger door on nearside, which can be locked and unlocked from inside. One tyre illegal - will be swapped with spare before I drive it again (and a correct size Citroen wheel with correct size car tyre supplied) must need a timing belt by now ... alternator squeaks occasionally light leak from power steering (don't know where and have not investigated - just topped up every few hundred miles with ATF) offisde rear lamp has chip out of it driver's seat has normal issues you seem to find in a van 450 miles off being due a service (so just assume it needs a filter and oil) occasional induction fault - I had a pipe replaced and it cured the fault but it still occasionally comes back when engine is being laboured. Not happened for six or seven hundred miles and I wasn't worried about it - £120 to replace pipe when I popped a new one on. No warning lights on. Grubby inside - but it will wash out! Rust on top of suspension turrets - but it is just surface and has been like that since we bought it. Photo below o one side - the other is no worse. Shiter price is £300, although she will be advertised for £500 elsewhere.
  4. I saw that one. And yes that is pretty much standard for an older transit. That does sound worse than most though.
  5. Too wee. I'd considered it and nearly bought a hiace. I'd compromise on a grand but needs to be perfectly what I want when i am getting to £7500.
  6. Crew vans have been about a good ten years. They're just not common. Most nine seat minibuses are swb and therefore hopeless for me. The mwb van is like an swb van but with six seats. An hour or so and the bulkhead and seats can be removed and replaced. I can't get bigger than a nine seat minibus for insurance reasons. And they tend to be just as expensive. I also don't want the Windows all the way to the back. But older = shagged when it comes to transits. It's a very rare beast that has been looked after and had light, clean use, is not rusty and is a decade old. Certainly rarer than a crew van.
  7. really want a crew van, and one that will fit a ton with ease as well. I think the silver Trannie is a bargain. Shocked at prices - and that's before Vat is added! The Vivaro is too wee - the LWB Boxer maybe (is it a crew cab?) They're unheard of in Ducato/Boxer/Relay flavour without spending £15k plus Vat on a year old one.
  8. Well, back to the subject of van! I have realised that what I really wanted is a Ford Transit MWB crew Van six seats, factory conversion and rear windows seems to double the price of a Trannie. I've also realised that, unless you are very lucky (and I mean Euromillions- winning without buying a ticket lucky) all old Transits are shagged. I've looked at the competition, and I don't want an Iveco, Sprinters invariably are all LWB and just too long, rusty, etc. Crafters are not about and they're just a rusty Merc with a different engine. Renaults/Vauxhalls/Nissans are not rusty but invariably the engines are unreliable.Well, you get the picture - the Trannie is common, easy to find (but not in cheap, non rusty crew cab version) and, what I'm trying to say, is I think I'm going to blow the budget and move me out of Vanshite territory! Here's the one I'm going to phone up about tomorrow. Doubt I'll be able to haggle much on the price - it's already £1000 or more under any other crew vans of the same age or even back to an 09 plate. Talk me out of it, or tell me I'm being sensible... http://www2.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201609097590149?make=ford&model=transit&supplied-price-to=9000&search-target=usedvans&postcode=gl179tj&sort=datedesc&radius=1500&page=1&searchcontext=default&body-type=combi-van&logcode=p&adPos=8
  9. Found a cheap one! Pick up 'conversion' too - WCPGW! Open the link for the surprise ... https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/ford-transit-/1188042586
  10. I've had good success with diesel and petrol Citroens that have been garaged for a few years ... this one is too far away, though. https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-replacement-parts/citroen-xm-v6-automatic-spare-or-repair-/1187279267
  11. I have never not paid cash for an old snotter! Everything else is a hassle!
  12. decided to tell your giraffe you loved it and wanted to marry it?
  13. I would dispose of this POES and spend the money on crack, whores and drink. It will be cheaper and do less harm to you!
  14. what I don't get is the inability to tax something without insurance - thereby making a nonsense of the time taken to appear on the database.
  15. I do love spell checkers and predicitve text is my favourite of all things. Both mean that numpties can get the advert wording correct! Or maybe not ... Here's my best 'predictive text' find of the morning. https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/ford-transit-55reg-/1187685560 I've always found that switching an engine on causes 'thirst time'!
  16. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Transit-SWB-LOW-ROOF-LONG-MOT-/252536125715?hash=item3acc537913:g:PhgAAOSw8oFXzski
  17. just kicked an XM-er outside and off to Liverpool with a car load of spares he wasn't expecting. He said the show was great. Haven't been last two years.
  18. I've been cutting up a car today! More fun than Halfords!
  19. I I've seen ladies* who are less shagged than the wreck sam Trannie!
  20. This - I re-evaluated my van watching and pretty much decided to spend much more money on a more modern van. So, hijacking this thread. I am after a lwb (19ft or 21ft) Ford converted six seater crew van with the single bench in the rear - as new as possible for as little as possible.
  21. Most of the small transits are fwd. you'll be hard pushed to find a cheapie in reasonable nick. All the ones I have looked at have had previous mot fails for rust, rust and more rust. Most look like the Tarmac gang has been making the stuff inside and done a dirty protest all over the van interior. And Apollo 11 seems to have travelled less distance. Oh and they all have a fault that isn't apparent until you start asking questions. Fuel pump, slight knock from the engine ... They all do that, sir. Lol
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